Msungama admits using taxpayers money for India medical trip: ‘I had no hair transplant’
Embattled Minister of Youth and Sports Ulemu Msungama has admitted that he is paranoid with his hair loss but has denied that he underwent a hair transplant during his recent medical trip to India, which he conceded was a cost to the taxpayer.
Briefing journalists in Lilongwe on Tuesday, Msungama said government funded his air tickets and accommodation in India.
But he said the trip was to get medical help on a leg problem and said he had taken advantage of the trip to undergo a lipomas surgery on his back and back of his head [Zotupa}.
Msungama said he had no hair transplant but he uses a fibre hair chemical.
“I use hair building fibbers to cover the bald areas on my head,” said Msungama.
The minister said the fibbers are bought off the shelf at pharmacies in UK by his brother at the equivalent of K20000 a bottle.
“The truth of the matter is that I never had hair transplant and the bandage that covered my head was meant to cover the back of my head where the lipomas had been removed,” said Msungama, a close ally to President Lazarus Chakwera.
The minister said he sustained a leg injury while playing social football at Parliament in August 2019, saying has been to Beit Cure hospital and was later referred to India for knee surgery by Kamuzu Central Hospital, so he decided to use the opportunity to undergo further surgeries.
He, however, said despite government paying for his air ticket and accommodation, the medical treatment was settled through his Masm (Medical Aid Society of Malawi —the country’s biggest health insurance scheme by membership).
“I did consult Masm, if the scheme would also cover my three Lipomas, two at the back and one just at the back of my head. These Lipomas were also removed in India,” he said.
He said it was MASM which further engaged Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) to verify if indeed his leg problem required this referral treatment and KCH confirmed that indeed Msungama really needed to travel for possible knee surgery to avoid amputating the leg.
During the news conference Albert Mungumo, the Central Region Branch Manager for MASM said the medical aid scheme would foot all costs once furnished with information from India.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
If Chakwera is able to read the work of his ministers ,this guy Msungama shud be chopped from his position .The guy msungama has the DNA of abusing government money ….remember he is the same guy who escorted the frames team just for tourism sake in Bukinafaso ….Kuwononga ndalama zaboma is deep rooted in his blood .But Msungama remember 2025 this act will haunt you
The ministers should be the last people to seek medical attention outside Malawi. Do you think they will improve our hospitals when they know that they get help elsewhere? If anything they should be using their own resources and no poor man’s resources which could have gone to improve the poorly equipped hospitals and schools. Ministers should not be allowed to send their children to private schools. What are their running away from government schools? Can you imagine that even JZU sent his son to The Polytechnic? Dalton Katopola too. The Kandodos etc. We expect MCP not to follow the… Read more »
What a useless waste of time.
Someone who cannot thank God for making him what he is. Will you make yourself younger when you grow older? Stupid kang’wing’wi.
Yes stupid Kang’wing’wi or chazunda.
Tinavoteranso zosathandiza konse ayi. Wayamba kulithyola bodza mwana was mchewa. nduna iyi ndisazaionenso
HRCD, HECC, HR-whatever.. muli kuti and mukuti chani? It’s so disgusting to see this conduct raising its nasty head yet again in Malawi. A Chakwera, I thought you understood that this is the very same kind of looting that made us vote out DPP. This is the very same actions that brought about presidential change in our country. Malawians are not idiots. Is this the high five we voted for? Malawians are sick and tired of this conduct. Is it really that hard to love Malawians and be honourable custodians of their money? Anthu inu, how can you be so… Read more »
Chakwera and his Tonse alliance bending Malawians over and taking them for a ride. 2025 ikuchedwa
He is obsessed with his looks just as he is obsessed with sleeping with akazi aeni ake town. Shame.
He has to pay back our money
Mr Mwaziona. A silly comment from an imbecile. Kambala is a star performer, as Kamuzu would say. This man has tirelessly worked to end the blackouts which we experienced in this country. What did he steal? He ernoumously suffered during the Dpp regime. His Company, never got any Government contracts coz he was in the opposition. Being a positive individual he had many contracts in Zambia, not his native Malawi. As for Rashy, he is a very big business man and very successful. Pita akakulemba ntchito. If you don’t have any constructive comment please just stay put.
Where is Mtambo, Chirima etc.